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Cantata BWV 120a
Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge


Ref.:

BWV 120a; BC B 15

German Title:

Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge

English Title:

Lord God, Ruler of the things (by W. Murray Young)

Event:

Cantata for a Wedding [incomplete in its music, but complete in its text]

Composed:

Leipzig, 1729 ? (BWV 120, BWV 120a & BWV 120b were all adapted from a lost Köthen original)
1st performance: 1729 ? - Leipzig

Text:

Mvt. 2: Ecclus. 50: 24 with recitative; Mvt. 5: Martin Luther, response from the Litany, 1528/1529 (after the recitative); Mvt. 8. Joachim Neander, verses 4 and 5 of "Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren," 1689; Mvts. 1-3, 6-7: Anon.
Parody: 1, 3, 6 <--- BWV 120/2, 4, 1.

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10
Dutch | French-6 | Hebrew | Italian | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish

Scoring:

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; four-part chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes d'amore, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Part 1: Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative [B, T] & Chorus | Mvt. 3: Aria [S]
Part 2: Mvt. 4: Sinfonia | Mvt. 5: Recitative [T] & Chorus | Mvt. 6: Aria - Duet [A, T] | Mvt. 7: Recitative [B] | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score BGA [2.26 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 670 (BWV 120a (nur Satz 4, T. 128-Schluß; Saetze 5-8 vollstaendig); Anh. 190 / Anh. I 02-> (nur Satz 4, T. 1-5) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 8

References:

BGA: XLI | NBA: I/33 | BC: B 15 | Zwang: K 179 | First Published: BG, 1894 | Provenance

Commentaries:

English: Crouch | Mincham
Role [French]

Music:

-

Discussions:

Week of March 4, 2001; Week of July 13, 2008; Week of April 28, 2013; Week of August 13, 2017


Contents:

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 120a
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 120a
Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 120
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 120
Details of Cantata BWV 120b

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 4 (4th round)

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 140 - Sacred Vocal Works (Magnificat BWV 243a, BWV 232 II, 34a, 69a, 120a, 197a)

 

Cantata BWV 120a: Mvts. 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 [15:13]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Andreas Schmidt

Hänssler 92.140
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Apr-Jun 1999

2-CD / TT: 76:19
MP3 / TT: 76:53

Recorded at Stadthalle Sindelfingn & Leonberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Producer: Richard Hauck; Recording: Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 120a: Mvts. 2, 5, 6-8 [15:13]
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2

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 20

 
 

Cantata BWV 120a, reconstruction of Mvts. 1-4 by Ton Koopman [29:18]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Soprano: Sandrine Piau; Alto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenors: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin) [BWV 120a/3]; Ton Koopman (Organ) [BWV 120a/4]

ABC: BWV 120a/1: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Mariette Bastiaansen, Pauline Graham, Vera Lansink, Dorothee Wohlgemuth; Altos: Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens, Carla Schaap; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Sebastian Brouwer, Henk Gunneman, Tilmann Kögel, Geraint Roberts; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABC: BWV 120a/5: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Mariette Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith, Cécile Kempenaers, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Malcolm Bennett, Otto Bouwknegt, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABC: BWV 120a/2: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Henriette Feith, Vera Lansink, Orlanda Velez Isidro; Altos: Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Dorien Lievers, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Sebastian Brouwer, Henk Gunneman, Tilmann Kögel, Joost van der Linden; Basses: Kees van Hees, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
BWV 156/2: Sopranos: Mariette Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith, Melanie Greve, Loes Groot Antink, Francine van der Heijden, Orlanda Velez Isidro

ABO: BWV 120a/1,4: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Lisa Domnisch, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Ruth Slater (Violins); Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones (Violoncellos); Margaret Urquhart (Double-bass); Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry (Oboes/Oboes d'amore); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Stephen Keavy, Jonathan Impett, James Ghigi (Trumpets); Luuk Nagtegaal (Timpani); Mike Fentross (Lute); Matthew Halls, Ton Koopman (Continuo)
ABO: BWV 120a/2,8: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Marshall Marcus, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat (Violins); Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones (Violoncellos); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass); Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry (Oboes); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Stephen Keavy, Jonathan Impett, James Ghigi (Trumpets); Luuk Nagtegaal (Timpani); Mike Fentrosslute. Matthew Halls (continuo)
ABO: BWV 120a/3: Margaret Faultless, Lisa Domnisch, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Silvia Schweinberger (Violins); Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones (Violoncellos); Margaret Urquhart (Double-bass); Wilbert Hazelzet, Katharina Spreckelsen (Oboe/Oboe d'amore); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Mike Fentross (Lute); Ton Koopman (Continuo)
ABO: BWV 120a/5: Margaret Faultless, Lisa Domnisch, Foskien Kooistra, Cathcrine Manson, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Judith Steenbrink, Sebastiaan van Vucht (Violins); Katherine McGillivray, Alfonso Leal del Ojo (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones (Violoncellos); Michele Zeoli (Double-bass); Wilbert Hazelzet, Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker (Oboe/Oboe d'amore); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Stephen Keavy, Jonathan Impett, James Ghigi (Trumpets); Luuk Nagtcgaal (Timpani); Matthew Halls, Ton Koopman (Continuo)
ABO: BWV 120a/6: Margaret Faultless, Kati Debretzeni, Lisa Domnisch, Lisa Ferguson, Foskien Kooistra, Fanny Pestalozzi, David Rabinovich, Alida Schat, Sebastiaan van Vucht (Violins); Katherine McGillivray, Jane Rogers (Violas); Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones (Violoncellos); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass); Alfredo Bernardini, Michel Henry (Oboes d'amore); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Continuo)
ABO: BWV 120a/7: Jonathan Manson (Violoncello); Katharina Spreckelsen, Alexandra Bellamy (Oboes); Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Mike Fentross (Lute); Ton Koopman (Continuo)

Antoine Marchand CC-72220
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Jun 21, 2001 [Mvt. 6]
Mar 6-7, 2002 [Mvts. 2, 8]
May 9-14, 2002 [Mvt. 7]
Sep 25-Oct 3, 2002 [Mvt. 3]
Feb 23-25, 2003 [Mvts. 1, 4]
Oct 13-19, 2003 [Mvt. 5]

3-CD / TT: 200:22
MP3 / TT: 199:49

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
Listen on YouTube:
Vol. 20, CD-1: Cantatas BWV 120a, BWV 156, BWV 1127 [60:01]
Buy this album at:
3-CD (2006): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
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3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 51 - Nun danket alle Gott - Cantatas from Leip1727-32 (BWV 195, 192, 157, 120a)

 
 

Cantata BWV 120a [30:09]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Peter Kooy
Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe d'amore); Natsumi Wakamatsu (Violin); Naoko Imai (Organ)
Chorus: Sopranos: Hana Blažíková, Yoshie Hida, Aki Matsui, Eri Sawae; Altos: Damien Guillon, Tamaki Suzuki, Chiharu Takahashi, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Christoph Genz, Yusuke Fujii, Hiroto Ishikawa, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Toru Kaku, Chiyuki Urano, Yusuke Watanabe
Orchestra: Trumpet I: Jean-François Madeuf; Trumpet II: Philippe Genestier; Trumpet III: Graham Nicholson; Timpani: Shoichi Kubo; Oboe/Oboe d'amore I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe/Oboe d'amore II: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Yukie Yamaguchi; Violas: Hiroshi Narita, Mika Akiha
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Violone: Takashi Konno; Bassoon: Yukiko Murakami; Harpsichord: Masato Suzuki; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS SACD-1961
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Jun 2011

SACD / TT: 80:18
MP3 / TT: 80:09

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Tuners: Akimi Hayashi, Matthieu Garnier [Organ: BWV 120a/4]; Producer: Ingo Petry; Sound Engineer: Marion Schwebel; Post-production: Editing: Nora Brandenburg; Mixing: Ingo Petry; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
Buy this album at:
SACD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2002 - August 2017)

Cantata BWV 120a: Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge for Wedding (1729 ?)
Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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